Bed bugs Kansas City have recently made a resurgence in the area. Bed bugs are quite prolific and can multiply rapidly. A Kansas City bed bug infestation requires the assistance of a pest professional and is not something a homeowner can get rid of on their own. That’s why you have Milberger Pest Control. If you suspect you have bed bugs Kansas City, read on to see how to identify that they are indeed bed bugs.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on blood, thus attracting them to humans. Bed bugs can bite and cause rashes. They like to hide in warm spaces, including the cracks and crevices of mattresses, furniture, and bedding.
It is important to identify what bed bugs Kansas City look like before you begin treating for the pests, as there are other insects that can be mistaken for bed bugs that require a different treatment plan. The good thing is that bed bugs are visible to the human eye.
Bed bugs are tiny and vary in size based on their stage in the life cycle. Immature, or nymph, bed bugs range from 2-5 millimeters in length while fully grown adult bed bugs are a quarter of an inch long or larger, generally the size of an apple seed. Adult bed bugs have a flat, oval-shaped body, six legs each, two antennae, and do not have wings.
Nymph bed bugs are translucent in color. After feeding, a nymph will have a bright red translucent abdomen that will fade to brown and eventually black as it digests its meal. As nymphs mature into adults, they molt and become a darker brown. Adult bed bugs are a rusty red/brown color.
Bed bugs Kansas City eggs, in general, are:
· tiny, the size of a pinhead;
· pearl-white in color; and
· marked by an eye spot if more than five days old.
During its lifetime, a bed bug will go through the following stages:
· Eggs (1mm)
· 1st stage nymph (1.5 mm)
· 2nd stage nymph (2 mm)
· 3rd stage nymph (2.5 mm)
· 4th stage nymph (3 mm)
· 5th stage nymph (4.5 mm)
· Unfed adult stage
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For more information about bed bugs Kansas City, call Milberger Pest Control at (816) 761-1313 in Missouri and (913) 384-6760 in Kansas.